Why choose Slice of Life Photography for your Newborn Photos?

November 11, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

You've just found you are expecting and are starting to think about what you need to organise.  I don't imagine that booking your baby photographer is at the forefront of your mind, but please don't leave it til the last minute as many good specialist baby photographers get booked up early.  I never had professional newborn baby photos of my beautiful girls taken and it is something that I deeply regret.  Had I known then what I do now I would have been super organised, researched for an experienced baby photographer and have photographs proudly displayed in my home.

Newborn Baby Photography is generally carried out within the first two weeks of baby arriving.  This is because babies spend most of their time sleeping and are still very flexible and bendy from being in the womb and the birth process.  It is these qualities that help to create the squishy newborn baby pictures that everyone adores.  

Newborn baby born sleeping with bottom up, dressed in trousers and hat by Slice of Life Photography, Peterborough Newborn Photography Bourne

So why pick Slice of Life Photography to capture you precious baby photographs?  

Comfort - Firstly My studio is at my home in Market Deeping, Peterborough, an easily accessible location from Bourne, Stamford, Spalding and Boston.  I have a lovely cosy purpose built log cabin in my garden that allows for a relaxed homely atmosphere.  Many couples are surprised when they step inside and discover my wonderful studio.  The space allows me to have a range of wonderful props, blankets, headbands and outfits available for you to choose from when we style your newborn session.  There are tea and coffee making facilities and a lovely chaise lounge to allow you to relax whist I work.

Safety -  The safety of your precious newborn baby is paramount and with this in mind I have undertaken extensive newborn photography training and am a member of BANPAS (Baby and Newborn Photography Association), where I have access to a wealth of safety information and additional online training.    With safely in mind you will find that my studio is often too warm for a fully clothed adult (so come prepared for this) as it is important that the room remains at an optimum temperature for a lightly clothed sleepy newborn.  I will regularly monitor and adjust the temperature to ensure it remains around the 28 - 30 degree mark and closely monitor your newborn baby to ensure they do not get too hot or too cold.  I am also a member of The Guild of Photography which again gives me access to further training.  I also enter regular competitions with The Guild which means that I also gain feedback and support on improving my work and posing.  Through this monthly competion I have won awards for my Newborn Baby and Wedding Photography.   

newborn baby girl photo, sleeping in victorian style pram by slice of life photography, Stamfordnewborn photographer Cambridgeshire Many of the images I create are in fact a composite image (an image created by combining two separate images).  This is done to ensure baby is supported and safe at all times.  For example the image below included an adult supporting baby's head, two photographs were taken with the arm on the opposite side each time, they were then combined to remove the arm in post production.   Whenever baby is sleeping in a prop or on the bean bag an adult spotter is always within reach of baby, often Mum or Dad may be asked to help with this process.  

Baby wrapped and snuggly in neutral tones by Slice of Life Photography, Peterborough Newborn Baby Photo Stamford Viewing and Ordering - Part of the service that I offer is to invite you back 2 weeks after your session to view your gallery at the studio.  Images are viewed on a colour calibrated screen so you know that the prints will be an exact colour match.  Viewing your newborn baby photo collection in the studio also means that I am on hand to offer advise and guidance about what products and wall art will look great in your home.  It is worth measuring spaces that you hope to fill prior to your viewing and ordering appointment so you know what size products you might need. In fact, It is worth considering what rooms in your home you may want to display your photographs on before your session so that the props and colours can be adapted to accommodate this.  For example this image of baby and his older brother and sister is to be displayed in a barn conversation and Mum particularly wanted a rustic feel so we selected the old bucket prop.  I offer prints, canvases, wooden blocks and a range of other products to give you great choice.  You can of course also opt to purchase the digital files, however I love to see your images on proud display in your home and the professional printing services that I access will ensure only the highest quality products for a life time of memories. 

Photograph of newborn baby boy in bucket with older brother and sister sitting by Slice of Life Photography, StamfordSiblings and their new brother Ongoing Service - And finally part of what I love is that many clients return time and time again and I get to watch your families grow.  I offer sitter sessions (around 6 - 9 months), first birthday cake smash photoshoots, Family portraits, wonderful fine art Fairy Photography and a range of mini sessions and themed photoshoots throughout the year.  I often run special offers for clients within my Facebook VIP client group to reward your continued loyalty and give something back to you.  

baby sitting with teddy bears turning and looking at camera by Slice of Life Photography, Peterboroughbaby photo 6 month

rainbow cake smash photography, baby covered in cakerainbow cake smash photo Why not consider our fantastic milestone package as a way to record your baby's first year.  Booking a newborn, sitter and first birthday cake smash all together means that you sitter session is FREE :-)  

If you would like to enquiry about booking and availability please click here.  I look forward to meeting you and your precious bundle very soon.

Marie x x x x



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